Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Britain Facebook Cambridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,” admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. “I am really sorry that happened,” Zuckerberg...


The Latest: Zuckerberg says it's time to regulate tech firms

Facebook Expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he believes it’s time to impose more regulations on technology companies as they play an increasingly important role in the...


Syrian rebels to evacuate opposition-held town in Ghouta


BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of armed rebels and civilians will begin evacuating a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, a rebel spokesman and Syrian government media reported Wednesday, in the first instance of fighters leaving the opposition stronghold east of the capital following a deal reached with the...


Iraq holding more than 19,000 because of IS, militant ties

Iraq Imprisoning IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The mass incarceration and speed of guilty...


Votes for Putin surged among Russians in the West

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW -- Western politicians are condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reelection as a sham. What’s gone relatively unnoticed is that Putin’s electoral re-coronation played out in dramatic fashion on their home turf. A Washington Post analysis of precinct-...


Palestinian teen filmed slapping an Israeli soldier gets eight months in jail

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old who became a Palestinian cause celebre after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral, was sentenced to eight months in jail on Wednesday after agreeing to a plea bargain. The sentence will include the three months...


Peru's president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Peru Political Crisis

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit....


Peruvian president resigns amid corruption scandal

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned from office on Wednesday amid a corruption scandal, just weeks before President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the country for a major regional summit on improved governance in the Americas. Kuczynski announced...


Analysis: Macron uses flattery, familiarity to become the European who can talk to Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. French President Emmanuel Macron had a message for President Donald Trump when the two spoke on Wednesday on the delicate subject of confronting Russia. As the lone European figure who has seemingly cracked the code of communicating with Trump, Macron spoke for other...


Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation in Gadhafi cash case

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - A panel of French judges placed former President Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation late Wednesday for accepting bribes, illegal campaign financing and the misappropriation of Libyan public funds. The decision came after years of allegations that...

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